THAI Bans Ivory on all Flights

Thai Airways International (THAI) said it has joined the campaign against illegal transport of ivory on all THAI flights and is supporting the Royal Thai Government’s policy to stop the sale of ivory.

No more ivory tusks on THAI flights  -  source: private
No more ivory tusks on THAI flights - source: private

´In a statement today, THAI Managing Director Cargo Mail and Commercial Department, Poonsak Chumchuay, said that even though domestic ivory can still be bought and sold in the country, the import and export of ivory or all ivory products are strictly prohibited in accordance with the international agreement under the pact drawn by CITES: The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. 
 
THAI is cooperating with the Customs Department at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport to inspect departing flights and transit shipments, especially flights to and from risk areas.  The policy also applies to all THAI Cargo offices worldwide in order to seek a permanent solution.

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